Sunday Stills: August 20, 2019 Zen

Sunday Stills Zen


BOTD: August 19, 2019 Great-tailed Grackle

The day I watched the seagulls playing king of the hill, I was sitting on a concrete block. I turned around for a few minutes and right behind me on another block with this beautiful grackle. His feathers were bluer than any grackle I had seen before, maybe because I had not been this close to one before, but I think my camera settings may have accentuated the blue a little more than it actually was in reality.

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SMM Challenge August 19, 2019

When I first saw it, I thought the bee was dead. I touched the side of the butternut squash blossom and he started slowly moving around. I am convinced that he was taking a nap. He moved around a little, and then went right back to what he was doing -sleeping! He stayed there for most of the day! I began to think that he might be sick or dying, but he was gone that evening, and back napping the next day!

SMM Challenge.